Monday, August 31, 2009

Emma's Pick Of The Week - Soiree

Hey there, it's me Emma Jane. Do I look like I'm ready for a party? I feel like I'm ready for a party! And I'm always the "Belle Of The Ball!" That's why I picked the Soiree Collection this week. This collection has the feel of a lush spring garden full of jewel tone flowers and cool, aqua water - that's my kind of party! I think the Fat Quarter Bundle is amazing.

Or there's an adorable new kit using the Soiree fabrics. It's called the Stacked Coins Quilt Kit. It's a quick and easy kit and it would make a great baby quilt or a small lap quilt.

O.K. Enough with the Pup-arazzi photos. I've got a party to go to!

Emma Jane

Monday, August 24, 2009

Emma's Pick Of The Week...With Max!

Hey there, it's me Emma Jane and my big brother Max. He wanted to help me with my pick of the week. This week we're really digging Amy Butler's Martini fabrics from her Midwest Modern II collection. She has an amazing ability to make a fabric look modern and vintage at the same time. And since Max's full name is Maximus Martini he totally agreed that this has to be the fabric of the week. Max's favorite is the Brown Martini Fabric.

My favorite is the Grey Martini Fabric.

And we both really like the Midwest Modern II Pink Dahlia Fat Quarter Bundle. We think Mommy should make us a new patchwork dog bed using these fabrics. Don't you agree?

And no, we didn't get to have the Martini after the photo shoot. But we did get paid in dog cookies!
See ya next week!

Emma Jane

Thursday, August 20, 2009


PROJECT RUNWAYYYYYY!!!!!!!! I'm sorry I'm screaming at you but I'm just so excited that the new season of Project Runway is FINALLY here! And yes, that's me and John with Jay McCarroll, the winner of PR Season 1. He was at Houston Quilt Market in October, 2008. In addition to being incredibly talented he's also a really nice guy. So, tonight is the big night - grab your favorite sewing project, settle into a comfy chair and spend 3 WHOLE HOURS with PR!

Happy Sewing,


Monday, August 17, 2009

Emma's Pick Of The Week - Flights Of Fancy

Hey There, it's me Emma Jane. I have such a pretty pick for you today. It's the Par Avion fabric from the Flights of Fancy Collection by Paula Prass. What's that? It's hard to see the fabric with me laying on it!'s another picture of it.

This fabric is so tropical and fun with birds and butterflies and it was inspired by the designers month long vacation in Hawaii. Now, I don't know what Hawaii is but I don't think I like it. Whenever I hear that word it means that Mommy and Daddy are leaving me for 10 days and sending home strange pictures like this.

I also love this aqua fabric with the trellis design. It goes perfectly with the first fabric I showed you.

Mommy is in the middle of a project with all these fabrics and that's why I get to lay all over them. I'll show you pictures when it's done!

Emma Jane

Monday, August 10, 2009

Emma's Pick Of The Week - Betsy's Closet

Hey There, it's me Emma Jane! I've made another great pick this week. It's the Betsy's Closet Quilt Kit using fabrics from the Doll Dresses Collection. It's such a cute quilt that was inspired by the designers love of childhood dolls. All those adorable little dresses are done with easy fusible applique and you can add lots and lots of embellishments like buttons and bows and ribbon roses. Here's a close up view.
This quilt is so cute that it almost makes me want to wear some of those dog dresses that Mommy bought for me......almost. But my dresses don't seem to fit anymore - I don't know why. I think they shrank. But let's not dwell on that.

This is the fabric that's used in the border. It's my favorite fabric from the Doll Dresses Collection. It's got such a sweet and vintage feel to it.

I hope you like my pick and I'll see you next week!

Emma Jane

Monday, August 3, 2009

Emma's Pick Of The Week - Figgy Pudding

Hey there, it's me Emma Jane! I've got a great pick of the week for you - the Figgy Pudding Quilt Kit by Basic Grey for Moda. I know, I's kind of hard to see what the kit looks like when it's all wrapped up like that. But for some weird reason no one will let me anywhere near fabric if it's not covered in plastic! Anyway, it's a fairly easy quilt to piece together and there's a really cool technique where you fold the trees to make them dimensional. Here's what the finished quilt looks like.

Isn't it pretty? And the fabrics have so much detail and the colors are so warm and rich. This one is my absolute favorite fabric from the Figgy Pudding Collection.
It reminds me of helping Mommy and Daddy pick out a Christmas Tree on a crisp winter day. And yes, it does get crisp here in northern Florida.

I hope you like this quilt as much as I do!
Emma Jane